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Gary Martin

Global Diversity Foundation
Gary Martin has been the Director of the Global Diversity Foundation since its inception in 2000. His applied research and teaching on conservation and ethnobotany has taken him to more than fifty countries over the last thirty years. Twice a Fulbright scholar, he has a PhD in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley and an undergraduate degree in botany. From 1992 to 2000 he was a coordinator of the People and Plants initiative on ethnobotany and the sustainable use of plant resources, a program he founded with colleagues from World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), UNESCO-MAB and the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. He is the author of Ethnobotany, a reference in the field that is widely used around the world. Gary was a lecturer in the School of Anthropology and Conservation at the University of Kent from 1998 to 2011 and a Fellow of the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society from 2010 to 2012. Since 2011, he has been the Director of the Global Environments Summer Academy and is the creator of the incipient Global Environments Network. He is a member of the Darwin Expert Committee, and has had support from the Darwin Initiative for scoping and projects in Botswana, Malaysia, Mexico and Morocco.
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